Let's face it: any DJ crew can call themselves "World Famous", and it doesn't necessarily mean squat. Just because someone at Bar Marmont let Paz De La Huerta drunkenly control the iPod for a few songs, that doesn't make her a "World Famous" DJ any more than it makes her an icon of responsible life decisions. But then again, if you call yourself "World Famous" and back it up with a 20-year career of absolutely killing it with classic turntable skills, a devotion to real hip-hop, and the respect of a global community, then, yes, you've probably earned the right to call yourself The World Famous Beat Junkies, who celebrated their 20th with a jam session at the Echoplex that brought out hip hop heads and famous faces alike.
Saturday, May 18
We sat down with Anne Pasternak for a few questions about Creative Time's past and future, as well as the importance of having an awareness about public art in the city.